- Incoming: Free
- Unlimited Data @ 4G / LTE Speed
- 500 minutes outgoing calls included within Russia or to India
- Calls to India use 2 stage dialing
- Validity: 7-15 days from first use
- Network: Megafon or MTC/MTS
- 3G bands: B1 (2100 MHz) B8 (900 MHz)
- 4G/LTE bands: B1 (2100 MHz) B3 (1800 MHz) B7 (2600 MHz) B20 (800 MHz) B38 (2600 MHz TDD).
- B3 (1800 MHz) is most important band
- Billing: Prepaid
- We require a copy of your passport and visa
- 3-in-1 (standard, micro and nano) size SIM card fits all phones.
- Know your number in advance. Plug & Play activation.
- Rates subject to change by Megafon or MTS/MTC without notice.
Activation and Validity
These are pre-registered cards, just insert into your mobile on reaching Russia and use. Your validity period begins on first use. For Megafon SIM cards, dial *926# immediately after phone connects first in Russia.
Using the SIM Card
Using the SIM Card for the first time
- Power off your phone
- Insert your new SIM card
- Power on your phone
- Your phone should connect on a GSM/WCDMA/LTE network.
Please note, using this SIM card to surf Internet or make calls outside Russia will significantly reduce the data and voice usage capacity, or even cause the SIM card to be suspended.
Please also note that this SIM card can only be used in a Phone or a Tablet/iPad. It cannot be used in a mifi router or a data dongle. Attempts to do so may cause the SIM card to be blocked by the operator.
MTS/MTC: is the largest private mobile telecommunications provider in Russia. It is has 31% of the market and is owned by Russian Systema group. Major cities such as Moscow and St Petersburg are completely covered, and most of Siberia too.
Megafon: (in Russian: МегаФон) has the widest coverage of all operators as of 2018. It has 27% of the market & is owned by Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov and TeliaSonera. Major cities such as Moscow and St Petersburg are completely covered, and most of Siberia too.
People in Russia or outside can just dial your number directly to reach you, for example, +7 980 555 4200.
Calling a mobile number in Russia
Dial the mobile number directly with the initial +; For example, call number +7 980 555 4200 directly.
Calling a fixed line number in Russia
Dial +7 plus the 10-digit number (mobile or land line).
India calling is provided by a 2 stage dialing process. First Dial +7 939 009 1426 OR +7 499 500 0459, wait for the message and then dial the India number in full International format without the leading plus sign (E.g. 912224216344)
MTS/MTC: Call Local English Language Customer Care team free of charge at 0890 from a MTS phone or +7 (495) 766-01-66 from other phones.
Megafon: Megafon provides English Language support via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MegaFon.ru/
TSIM’s customer service agents can be reached via email at email@example.com or phone +91 22 24216344 or on WhatsApp +91 98330 57630. TSIM WhatsApp number will be sent to you by SMS after purchase.
MTS/MTC: To check your account balance, dial *100# (in Russian) or #100# (in English) for free. To check last 5 charges in 3 days dial *152*1#.
To check remaining data balance visit https://internet.mts.ru
Megafon: To check your account balance:*100#, to check bundle:*105#, to check Phone number:*205#.
Airtime Top Up
There is no included talktime. General MTS airtime can be applied to this SIM card, which means you can either purchase airtime Online or other retail channels.
Extension of validity
These cards can be refilled at the telecom operator’s site for an extension of validity. These refills will generally be more expensive than the rates paid to TSIM. However, we are not in a position to aid you in extending the validity of the card.
For most devices, this SIM card does not require any APN configuration to access Internet. iPhones rarely require any APN setting. However, some Android based devices may require you to manually configure their APN in order to access Internet correctly. If you have an Android OS based device, and your phone can make calls and receive texts, but cannot access Internet, please try to configure the APN based on the following instructions:
New APN setting:
Enter Wireless Control-> Mobile Network Settings-> Wireless Access Points (WAP) name-> Menu-> New APN, then input following information: